stars and smoke (20161008)

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the baby lived
and went to
linger with a sister
a velvet ghost of a child
blushing with secret fevers
salty lips, never a smile
no magic kisses to awaken to
bleeding night stars and smoke

——

for
The Elusive Trope
Specks and Fragments
Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge

8 thoughts on “stars and smoke (20161008)

    1. True. I hadn’t leaned into it that way, but I can see that. Originally I had the baby being poisoned by its mother, but that reversed in my head. Author and victim of its own misfortune.

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